Suspicion springs over Uma Oya Project as 2400 families wait for water

Suspicion springs over Uma Oya Project as 2400 families wait for water

Suspicion springs over Uma Oya Project as 2400 families wait for water

Written by Staff Writer

12 Jun, 2016 | 11:21 pm

It has been reported that 2400 families who were deprived of water facilities owing to the Uma Oya Project have been neglected for years.The relevant officers pledged to provide pipe borne water from December 31, 2015 for families which were deprived of water owing to the Uma Oya Project.

This task was undertaken by taking the necessary steps to construct a tank on a plot of land belonging to the cemetery located in Makul-Ella.

However, when News1st observed the site, we witnessed that cracks had appeared on the base of the water tower.The pipes which were laid on either side of the road, did not appear to have been buried underground.

Twenty bowsers are dispatched to provide water to  at least 2400 families in Makul-Ella on a daily basis.

Though a family is entitled to 1000 litres of water each day, the residents charge that the water they receive is insufficient.The scarcity of water has posed a threat to farmlands.

Minuwanulpatha, the spring which was the source of water for plots of land of over 100 acres has dried up.Villagers cast suspicion on the Uma Oya Project as the reason for this situation.

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